Zucchini "Crab" Cakes

Total Time
5 mins
15 mins

If you love crab cakes and live in an area where fresh crabmeat is not available, these are a great substitution! They really do taste like crabcakes! Make sure to handle the mixture gently when forming into patties.

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  • 2 12 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 14 cup minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (may add more)
  • 14 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 cup vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. In a large bowl, combine zucchini, egg, butter or margarine.
  2. Stir in seasoned bread crumbs, minced onion and seasonings.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Shape mixture into patties (see Note).
  5. Dredge in flour.
  6. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  7. Fry patties until golden brown on both sides.
  8. Note: For easier handeling and forming into patties, flour your hands and then lightly roll mixture into a ball and pat gently into patties.